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Vanishing Girls is a Non-Stop Thrill Ride!

Ex-policewoman, Karin Schaeffer, is back! As we begin the new tale, Karin receives a phone call that’s meant for her detective husband, Mac. Mac is down with a horrific case of the flu, so Karin decides to intercede on his behalf. Apparently, two women have been found on a Brooklyn street. One is a young girl who is the victim of a hit-and-run, while the other is a young woman who has been found slain with a dagger sticking out of her chest.

 

This particular MO is familiar to the city, seeing as that for the last two years the perpetrator known only as the “Working Girl Killer” has hunted prostitutes in Manhattan, and has already savagely slaughtered nine women in total. But with this new crime, the killer seems to have ‘jumped the river’ and is now operating in Brooklyn.

 

Seeing as that Mac is not ‘well enough for duty,’ Karin heads out to meet with Billy Staples, a Brooklyn policeman and friend, to check out the scene. Billy has a great deal of trouble dealing with horrific crimes such as these. Long ago Billy lost everything at the hands of a psychopath and sometimes falls into a paralyzing darkness (suffering from PTSD) when he comes across a crime that brings back the nightmares.


As Karin investigates she notices that there are differences with the latest crime scene that make it look as if another killer – perhaps a copycat – could be responsible. As she finds herself being pulled further into the crime, Karin also has to juggle her family. But when the killer strikes too close to home, Karin must soon find a way to solve the case and protect the ones she loves from becoming the next victims.

The plotting and timing of this story is absolutely perfect, and the author does an incredible job keeping the reader’s interest and making it completely impossible for readers to solve the mystery. Although I recommend reading the full series to get the ‘who’s who’ down, the building of danger and the ‘up in the air’ ending makes this a story that die-hard suspense fans will absolutely love.

Until Next Time, Everybody.

Amy Lignor

(For Suspense Magazine)

 

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